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Neat ASD explanation for grandparents
official diagonsis so need something they can digest

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#1 sandgropergirl

Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

Hi all. Now that DS has an official ASD diagnosis I would like a good article or short explanation that I can email to grandparents and others. There is a lot of stuff out there and I would like some help with guiding me to something succint and correct.


#2 minimee2b

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

i've always liked this one its not short but they can always refer back to it IYKWIM

#3 minimee2b

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

or this site for information

#4 MuminMtEliza

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

Big thanks to minime2be for the link to the great article on Aspergers. I have just come off the phone after having a heated discussion with DH whose mother still won't believe our DS has autism. This is after 2 years at a specific autistic school - umm, there are specific checks these kids have to go through / fit to meet the eligibility criteria of these schools. They don't exactly take NT kids. I will definitely be using the paragraph on whether they believe the diagnosis.

#5 baddmammajamma

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

I don't agree with everything on the agenda of Autism Speaks, but they do have some really good resources.

Check out the grandparent tool kit (there is also one for siblings and friends)


It's a free download & quite easy to read/digest. They haven't updated it yet to include the new "1 in 88" figures (still says 1 in 110), but otherwise, it is useful stuff.

#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:33 AM

Bump because this was getting buried. On second thought, I'll send you a PM to make sure you get the link! original.gif

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